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chic&basic Born Hotel
Ranked #106 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
London
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

This hotel is in one of my favourite areas, with cool white rooms, funky lighting in the corridors and free coffee in the communal area. Had a room with a balcony which you can actually sit on [a lot of balconies in Barcelona are too narrow to do more than stand on] and they helpfully have 2 little stools out there. Bit confused when I got there as the reception is along the street a tiny bit from the entrance to the rooms, but found it OK and also found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Will be back! well that is if I can find a date with rooms available - think everyone has now found this little gem!

Room Tip: Pay extra for a room with balcony, you won't regret it
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank Fiona C
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Bordeaux Saint Clair, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Beautiful and original Room
No noise at all
Very cléan With à sport place
Very central in the born district
I lové it
Go Thérè and you Will hâve à gréât Time to enjoy barcelona days and night
Staff very vélo full and very kind

We Will Côme back

Excellent

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

The hotel is in a great location, the staff were very helpful, its good value and it has everything you need. There is free tea, coffee, water and biscuits in the common area and you can hire bikes and scooters from the hotel which were great to get around (make sure you reserve them). The walls are thin but it was not at all noisy and did not disturb us at all. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Alberta
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

My husband and I had a great stay at Chic and Basic Born in Barcelona. The location is totally fun, 10 minutes from the Barri Gotic, but in its own lively, interesting barrio called Born. Lots of places to eat and shop nearby. Lots of energy and people everywhere. If you like urban buzz and a comfy, modern hotel, you will be charmed by C&B Born. Tip: two twin beds next to each other = a king sized bed. Much more comfortable than the standard double beds you see in Europe. Staff at front desk was extremely friendly and helpful, especially delightful Anna. They made thoughtful restaurant recommendations.. .. .rooms are spacious, clean and really funky. Ask for an interior room to avoid street noise. Really cool place to stay for seeing the sights of Barcelona.

Room Tip: Ask for an interior room and 2 twin beds.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Cookiebookchick
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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

First of all - I would definitely stay here again. The rooms are clean, very reasonable price, and a good location. Friendly, helpful reception staff. I loved the funky feel - it was a nice change from the narrow experience of what a hotel should be. Multiple colored lights in the hallway, reflected off plastic bead drapes around each room door. High ceilings, broad staircases, and dark wood floors. Also glassed in showers, at times unique furniture...but a lovely little leisure / coffee / tea spot for residents. Booze in the vending machine, and nice bar downstairs by reception. Some of the furniture ideas were straight from 1968, but it worked! It was refreshing to stay somewhere that wasn't afraid of being unique. Only downside was some street noise.

Room Tip: Might want to choose away from the street - it does get loud.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank 007Katie007
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

is all about "....Yourself" the gym is a cute aside to the overall experience and promoted as "Love yourself" - although I haven´t used it due to wanting to spend all my time exploring this amazing Catalonian city.
The relaxation area "Help Yourself" serves free coffee that would rival and barissta and provides free bottled water and tea, making little rest stops easy and cost affective!
The room we had was fabulous, cosmic lighting and a glass shower in the middle of the floor for extra chic effecA "budget" hotel with a difference! The Chic and Basic hotel in El Born supassed all of my expectations - and my expectations are high! I took my boyfriend here as a suprise for his birthday and I cannot get over how conveniently located this hotel is, coupled with its quirky furnishings and spectacular service!
The hotelt. I requested a balcony and although I had not heard back from the hotel before our stay, my request had been met and although the little balcony looks over a residentual court-yard it made the experience that bit more special to be able to sit outside in the mornings and enjoy a good quality coffee and make use of the wifi in the hotel to plan the day ahead.
I know I am gushing but the location of this hotel is perfect for those wanting a relaxed and safe environment for their first trip to Barcelona. All the main attractions are close (within 20-30 minutes slow walking) and if you prefer transport - the metro station Jaume 1 is really near by along the main street.
Clean, Quiet, Cool and Chic. If you are young or old and not afraid of a bit of quirky charm I cannot recommend this brilliant hotel enough.
Thanks.
Han and Oli

Room Tip: Request a balcony on the 2nd floor. Make sure you get a double bed.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: chic&basic Born Hotel
Address: Calle Princesa 50 | 08003 Barcelona, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#110 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#111 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#132 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — chic&basic Born Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A hotel that combines the traditional with the futuristic in a privileged environment: a building that is more than 100 years old with spectacular ceilings over seven metres high and spaces designed to surprise and enjoy. Its rooms, with an original glass shower in the room, are chameleon-like: you can change the colour depending on your mood. The passageways, full of enchantment and mystery, mutate with colour changes from the lights in the rooms. Enjoy our “Beyourself” and “Helpyourself” area in the common area where you can relax listening to music, reading any of our books or having a coffe, tea or water for free. Also, if you want to move about the city at your own pace, bicycles are available to rent. Once you try them, you won’t want to use any other transport in Barcelona. You can also enjoy our chic&basic tour, a two hour walk through Ciutat Vella in which we will mix history with some curiosities, as well as gastronomic and nightlife suggestions. Enjoy it on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays at 10:00am. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Chic And Basic Born Hotel
Chic&Basic Born Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia
Hotel Chic Basic Born

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